Florida can rest easy.
There will be no riots tonight.
Although the Brevard County Sheriffs officers are white and the person they pulled over is black, Black Lives Matter terrorists will look the other way when they see this story because the white police officers were shot and beaten by a black, career criminal with two active felony warrants.
38-year-old career criminal Paris Wilder, a black male with two felony charges, who was out on bond, shot and beat a police officer with the end of his rifle after ambushing him from the back seat of a vehicle that was pulled over during a routine traffic stop.
Daily Mail reports – Dashcam footage shows the moment two Florida deputies are ambushed by a gunman wanted on two active felony warrants, prompting a shootout that left the career criminal dead and an officer severely injured.
Deputies Brian Potters and Tyler Thoman pulled over a car on West New Haven Avenue in Melbourne, Florida, in a routine traffic stop off of I-95 on August 30.
In the video, a man and a woman are seen standing outside their car. Thoman was talking to the woman about a two-month-old baby and dog in the backseat, according to a video posted on the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, as Potters asks a third passenger to exit the car.
Dashcam footage shows the moment Florida deputies Brian Potters and Tyler Thoman are ambushed by an armed Paris Wilder (right), 38, prompting a shootout that left Wilder dead and Potters severely injured
Wilder was out on bond for two felony drug charges and two active felony warrants when the shooting happened.
Ivey suggested Wilder was ‘avoiding arrest as he knew he was facing several minimum mandatory prison sentences in his pending cases’.
Potters is then seen running away from the gunman as Wilder takes cover behind the car and continues shooting. The officers returned fire.
‘I’ve been hit,’ Potters shouts as Wilder starts hopping on one foot, appearing to have been shot too.
Wilder runs towards the deputies and they try to take cover behind the sheriff’s car. The suspect then ambushes Potters from behind, beating him with the gun and knocking him to the ground.
Ivey said Wilder ‘fired numerous rounds at our deputies’ and ‘used the butt of the rifle to violently and repeatedly strike Deputy Potters in the head, causing significant injuries and lacerations’.
Thoman is then seen firing multiple rounds, killing Wilder, ‘thus eliminating the threat and saving Deputy Potter’s life,’ Ivey said.
Potters was shot in the lower leg and suffered multiple head lacerations from the beating, Ivey said, including ’tissue damage, a concussion and fractures’.
He ‘sustained non-life-threatening injuries… and is expected to make a full recovery,’ a statement from the Sheriff’s Office read.
Thoman did not suffer any injuries during the incident and both officers have been placed on paid administrative leave, which is customary in all deputy-involved shootings.
The two other passengers in the car, including the baby and dog, survived the shooting.